Monthly Archives: March 2024


The decisions you make today are____________.

Allow me to complete the sentence. The decisions you make today are the stories you tell TOMORROW. Think about it for a moment: We are where we are and doing what we are doing because of decisions we made prior. Each day, we have choices to make, such as what, where, how, and with whom. When you are in a leadership role with plenty of responsibility, several direct reports, and needing more days, choices are challenging. So, what is a leader to do? The first decision is to be very jealous of your time. This is where prioritization comes in. You likely have appointments on the calendar, a list of to-do’s, etc. The challenging decision is to determine WHAT you SHOULD [...]

By |2024-04-01T21:02:50+00:00March 27th, 2024|Coaching|0 Comments

Inspire your team to persevere. 

I have been reflecting on the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton. He led the entire crew of his ship, Endurance, to safety after being marooned on an ice floe for 15 months. Forced to abandon his original plan to cross the Antarctic, Shackleton's story holds strong lessons for leaders facing uncontrollable change. Here are a few of his actions that you can put in place today that helped his people -- and will help yours -- keep the faith during periods of upheaval: Redefine achievable goals. People need clear goals to keep their spirits and productivity up. Shackleton told his crew they would live on the ice pack until it broke up and use the ship's lifeboats to sail safely. [...]

By |2024-04-01T21:01:30+00:00March 20th, 2024|Coaching|0 Comments

Purpose and meaning.

How important is it for your team to "show up" for purpose and meaning? Here are some eye-opening stats to consider. Robert Half researched why employees quit their current jobs. One of the top responses was to have more meaning and purpose. Another study by Reward Gateway found that 89% of employers said employees must understand the company's mission; however, only 25% feel completely informed about the purpose and mission. This is fundamental for leaders—it really is "low-hanging fruit" for us to pick. We are fully aware that purpose and meaning are "human." We all desire to have meaning, know that we matter, and know that our efforts help the cause, the purpose. I have learned that our people want to be part of an [...]

By |2024-03-13T12:39:29+00:00March 13th, 2024|Leadership|0 Comments

What is a leader to do?

If you are leading, nothing is more rewarding than guiding someone to grow and become all they can be. It doesn't matter if you lead a large company, a department, or a small group of team members. Your leadership (your influence) matters. Leading, as you know, is also very challenging at times. People are complex, emotional, and have preferences (I could make a long list of what I mean). So what is a leader to do? Is there a secret sauce? Well, I'm not sure about a secret formula, but I can remind you and share some truths I have come to hold on to it. Your people buy into you before buying into your vision and plan.  As a [...]

By |2024-03-08T18:00:44+00:00March 8th, 2024|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments
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